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The Venus Trap
You set the price! Words: 20,830. Language: British English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Friendly Aliens are coming with a Gate to the Stars beyond. Thia is a ten year old girl caught up in the historical meeting of alien cultures and Earthlings with the one thing that unites them - football! Passions ignite as the global game goes galactic!
Autonomous
Price: Free! Words: 19,460. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
There was something wrong with the way she thinks. A machine will be birthed in this world, and in their chosen purpose they will toil within those confines. There was no soul because there was no choice. You were only what you were made to do. But there's something different about her. a tantalizing glitter that suggested something deeper, and would attract all the wrong attention.
The Pink Hat
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Lacy is taking Alyssa to the premier pediatrician in the country for her neuro development hat. As she does this she is confronting her own second thoughts about having her infant daughters development augmented. He husband Owen favors giving Alyssa a head start in life. Lacy thinks about the harms that have been done to develop the hats and whether they are as safe as advertised.
Jake X (1) Multiverse Fugitive
Price: Free! Words: 51,620. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
It was now quiet on the Orbitor. Jake sat on his collapsible chair at the far end of the East Coast Main Line. FIDO stood next to him. Then an elf suddenly appeared! An elf! Walking straight down the railway.The elf glowed, even through the bright fluorescent lights. He stopped briefly to examine his surroundings. Smoke blackened tunnel walls smelling of coal dust, smoke and steam.
Qualify
Series: The Atlantis Grail. Price: Free! Words: 207,320. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014 by Norilana Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In 2047 an asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, and the descendants of ancient Atlantis have returned from the stars to offer humanity help. But they can only save a tiny percent of Earth’s population. To be chosen, you must Qualify, or you die. Sixteen-year-old Gwen Lark is a klutzy nerd but determined to Qualify and rescue her entire family by competing in the brutal Games of the Atlantis Grail.
Renaissance
Price: Free! Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A young girl, a life of servitude on an unknown planet. The rebellion awakens as she discovers that there is more to her life than doing to bidding of others.
Sneakers
Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Strange things are happening when China begins exporting designer athletic shoes to the US that sell for less than cheap canvas shoes. Is there a connection between the shoes and violence that erupts on playgrounds across America?
The Rookie
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A crew of aliens in search of a fallen spaceship find themselves in over their heads as they try to cope with the outdated customs of earthlings.
Brane Child
Price: Free! Words: 75,380. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Brane Skip device may allow a spaceship to skip between layers of reality, bypass normal space, and avoid the universal speed limit—the speed of light. Lisa Chang, mission commander for its first crewed test, doesn't trust it. It seems like magic to her, and she doesn't believe in magic, not even after the ship skips to a fantasy version of Earth, complete with dragons, orcs, and wizards.
Mortimer Aglet Versus the Sky Pirates
Price: Free! Words: 80,340. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the world of adventure, the unexpected is always expected to happen by surprise or otherwise. So, when Mortimer Aglet goes to his first day of pirate training at the Cutless Academy, adventure is right there with him every step of the way
Shadow of a Burning Star: Book One, The Burning Star Series
Series: The Burning Star Series. Price: Free! Words: 74,950. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Johnny “TC” Beggs, famous and heroic star pilot, is a washed-up figure whose only work is in offering to illegally ferry passengers to the new world Ancia. The passengers are keen to start a new life and maybe strike it rich, and are prepared to take a chance and ignore the danger signs.
Unfinished
Series: Unstrung. Price: Free! Words: 21,820. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In a world where genetically-engineered humans serve as slave labor to “real” humans, ten-year-old Quinn is an anomaly. Designed with superior intelligence and physical attributes, he lives and trains at Maren DeGaul’s lakeside mansion, being readied for some mysterious purpose. But everything changes the day they introduce him to a new artificial, one who is both his equal and his soul-mate.
Burdening the Fear
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
For a long time I had seen this coming. Her soft tender kiss, and the whisper in my ear. The night was cold, so her breath was like fire. I awoke to realise I was seeing the future again. A flash fiction about the burdens of knowing the future.
The Encounter
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The star fell and a hero was born... Karo was trying to say a wish but got more than a wish...He became the Super Intelligient-- he broke the highest record of scholarship in Harvard University but he has a lot to offer...
AlberTa's Gift
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
As Albert stood beside Minister Teslo, he thought of that long ago street hockey game ending with his face plant. Severe asthma kept him gasping for breath on that childhood ambulance ride to hospital. Now, as he listened to this Energy of Tomorrow speech at the coal fired power plant he wondered about his gift. Had it been written in his mother’s tear stained eyes or was there much more?
City of Ghosts
Price: Free! Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
In the aftermath of genetic plague, human beings are transformed into white-eyed 'Happy' zombies, and the remnants of uninfected society live in heavily fortified compounds. One such group leader, 838, records in his diary the travails of day-to-day life over a winter where the water freezes and the infected New Humans stage periodic raids. But is the greater threat other survivors, their clans?
Our Extraterrestrial Neighbors
Price: Free! Words: 49,390. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
A radio signal is traced from outer space by SETI. The story now heads in an unexpected direction. This narrative is serious, not heavy and has a novel mix of technology, philosophy and ideology to suit readers of all ages. The singular feature of the book unravels as the soft and gentle mannerisms underlying the basic nature of the aliens come to light in the later chapters.
The Universe of the Galactic Alliance
Series: The Galactic Alliance - Special. Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Since the inhabitants of the earth more than one hundred years ago had their first contact with representatives of extraterrestrial intelligences, the development has accelerated rapidly. In contrast, the formation of the Galactic Alliance, however, occurred only slightly more than fifty years ago - as a consequence of a series of threats from extragalactic powers such as Kijans and Landi.
The Hidden Planet
You set the price! Words: 34,720. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Scientists have calculated that there is something directly behind the sun, orbiting at the same speed as the Earth and therefore always invisible to all scientific instruments. Two satellites, then a manned space ship are sent out discover what is there but none of them return. In their last message, the manned ship reports seeing a blue planet. This is the story of their rescue.
Fiction Vortex - December 2014
Price: Free! Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The second year of Fiction Vortex is coming to a close, and we're happier than a leprechaun on a rainbow slide. It has been a fantastic year, and we're capping it off with a strong lineup of stories. We've got alien spies, paper weapons of mass destruction, tired old superheroes, some conspicuous birds, and a twist on Greek mythology. It's one of our best issues ever.